Independent Lens: Autism in Love

(Rochester, N.Y.) - Autism In Love follows the lives of four adults at different places on the autism spectrum opening up their personal lives as they navigate dating and romantic relationships. Eye-opening, first-person portrayals show that despite many challenges faced by those with autism, love can find a way. Through these stories, we see that autism isn’t a one-size-fits-all disorder, and just like neurotypical people (those without developmental disabilities), those on the spectrum also experience the complexity, heartache, and joy that all come when making a romantic connection. Autism in Love was acclaimed as “affectionate but clear-eyed” by The Hollywood ReporterAutism in Love airs on WXXI-TV on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 10pm. as part of its Dialogue on Disability initiative.

The Dialogue on Disability initiative is a partnership between WXXI and the Al Sigl Community of Agencies designed to help break the ingrained stereotypes about individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities. From January 11-17 WXXI will present special programming on WXXI-TV and WXXI radio. These programs are designed to stimulate dialogue about people with disabilities and motivate us to be a more inclusive community. The partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl, is supported by the Golisano Foundation and our MOVE TO INCLUDE initiative. It’s also part of Al Sigl’s Herman and Margaret Schwartz Community Series, funded by the Fred L. Emerson Foundation.

Caption: Lindsey and Dave celebrate their relationship.
Credit: Courtesy of Scott Uhlfelder



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